In the underground night clubs of West Java, female dancers, backed by an ensemble of drums, cymbals, gongs, and fiddle, invite male spectators to join them, often for a small fee. They perform a highly stylized dance (ketuk tilu) with Hindu roots that was originally performed during fertility ceremonies. The performers also sometimes incorporate movements associated with Indonesian martial arts (pencak silat). Together, the dancers, musicians, and spectators create a nightly atmosphere thick with raw sensuality and sex appeal. This mixtape, compiled and selected by super-digger Madrotter, presents an enthralling romp through the sounds of Java’s underground nightlife focusing on the music and art of jaipongan.


01 Nani Suryani & Daya Sari Group - Coyor Panon
02 Udeh Umiati & Suwanda Group - Rampak Ibing
03 Rusdy Oyag - Wangsit Siliwangi
04 Rosmalawati & Sampurna Group - Anjeun
05 Iyar Wiarsih & Suwanda Group - Kaduhung
06 Bungsu Bandung - Ayun Ambing
07 Cicih Saeran - Dermayon
08 Samba Sunda - Siuh
09 Pipih Komalasari & Gapura Bandung Group - Beunteur Beureum
10 H. Idjah Hadidjah & Jugala Group - Mahoni
11 Dally Group - Oray Welang Instrumental
12 Cicih Cangkurileung - Ekek Paeh
13 Cucun Cunayah - Sintren